As the days become shorter, mornings darker, and evenings colder, it can mean only one thing: Movember is upon us
. It is at this delightful time of year that men around the world take the opportunity to make fools of themselves, all in the name of charity.
Of course, as anyone who has ever attempted to grow a substantial amount of facial hair will tell you, it has its pitfalls
; the itching, the patchy look, complaints from the Mrs (or Mr) every time you kiss, and the constant ribbing from colleagues and friends.
These issues will last from day 1 to day 30. But, persevere friends, as the outcome can be incredibly worthwhile; many of you will realise that you can make facial hair work
, whilst also collecting for a great cause.
The idea of this post is to give you a little advice in some of the areas that may hinder you, and hopefully make your follicle fun a little easier on the eye - and the lip.
In the grooming industry, we have witnessed an increase in facial hair and the number of people seeking advice
from us to create the looks that you see in the street. Gone are the days of untidy fisherman beards and unkempt monstrosities as popularised by ZZ Top. In their place is the growth of East London